When taking Chinese herbs, be sure to wait at least 2 hours before/after taking any form of medications, vitamins, teas, coffees, or other dietary supplements.
Do not take Chinese herbs along with the following at the same moment: teas, coffees, milk, alcohols, soft drinks, or any form of medications, vitamins, and dietary supplements.
The herbs are from China because more than 95% of TCM herbs are only available in China. Sun Ten collaborate only with reliable herb suppliers that can provide herbs growing source. In addition, Sun Ten has established a Raw Herbs Sourcing Team consist of experts in chemistry, botany, and Chinese medicine to be able to constantly source high quality, authentic raw herbs to produce safe and high quality products that meets international standard.
Our company strictly enforce our raw herb supplier not to sulfur fumigate (sulfur dioxide gas) the herbs that we use for manufacture. Especially for herbs that are commonly sulfur-fumigated to prevent micro contamination, such as Gou Ji, Shan Yao, Jin Yin Hua, Ju Hua, Fu Ling etc..., our raw herb sourcing team would periodically inspect the cultivation site and analyze the samples to ensure they are fresh and not sulfur fumigated.
Yes, a signed Certificate of Analysis is issued to guarantee product quality.
Retained samples of each batch of production are kept. The retained samples of each product are kept one year over the shelf life. For instance, if the product has 3 years shelf life, the retained samples are kept for 4 years.
Due to the nature of herbs and plant parts used, the ratio of raw herbs to final granules varies from product to product. So it is incorrect to claim all products have same raw herb to final granule ratio.
To take the granules, simply put a teaspoonful in your mouth and swallow them down with a glass of water (About 6-8 fl.oz) or use the small white plastic spoons, taking the granules three times consecutively (to get three grams total). In general, you should be able to swallow the granules quickly without experiencing much of the taste .If you have any difficulty with this, take a smaller amount of granules each time and use more water.
There is no need to dissolve or suspend the granules in water. They dissolve readily in the digestive tract to release all the active constituents.
Because of their great convenience, concentrated extracts are particularly suitable for those who are undertaking long term therapy, for persons who are traveling and for those who are averse to tasting the herbal teas.
The standard daily dosage for the average adult is 6.0 grams. Using this amount, a 100 gram packet will provide about 16-17 daily doses. A level teaspoon of granules is approximately equally to 3 grams. A one gram plastic white spoon is provided by the manufacturer for easy measuring and use. We recommend that one measuring tea spoon of granules or three one gram spoon be taken in the morning and again in the evening.
Preferably, the herbs should be taken on an empty stomach, either 20-30 minutes before meals or at least an hour about meals. If the herbs are being used to treat digestive disturbance or weakness, we suggest that you do not eat raw or sour foods with those meals. In general, the Chinese recommend that the use of large amount of fried good be stopped during most herbal therapies. Otherwise, you may follow your normal diet or any recommended diet.
When experiencing new symptoms or flare-up of chronic symptoms, the dosage many be increased. For example, you may take a teaspoon of the granules three times per day rather than twice per day, or you might take two teaspoons of granules each time, twice per day. Large does are not toxic, but excessive dosage could cause gastrointestinal disturbance or headache. For long term use as a tonic or preventive, the dosage can be reduced to 1/2 teaspoon twice per day or one teaspoon once per day.
The cost of concentrated extract granules is about the same as the cost of herbal prescriptions using whole herbs to make teas. In other words, the extra convenience of taking granules rather than making the teas and drinking them is at virtually no extra cost. A few of the formulas are more expensive, but generally you can switch to a less expensive formula after one month of therapy. Even when a formula seems relatively ineffective, it is providing nutritional and other benefits, since there are wholesome products made from high quality herbs. When a formula is notably effective, one immediately can see that the expense was well worth it.